So sad. The ‘August: Osage County’ actress’ father claims she has been missing for six days. Charles Upham says his daughter, who has a ‘medical condition,’ has not been in contact with her family or friends since her disappearance.
Actress Misty Upham, 32, was reported missing by her father on Oct. 6, and was last seen leaving her apartment on Oct. 5 in Auburn, Washington. The August: Osage County actress, who was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in 2008’s Frozen River, has been missing for six days.
Misty Upham Missing — ‘August: Osage County’ Actress Disappeared
“Our officers responded to her apartment where she lives with her parents on Sunday for a suicidal call. When our officers got there, she had already packed up some belongings and left the apartment, so the officers were not able to contact or find her,” Commander Steve Stocker told PEOPLE.
The following day, Misty’s father wanted to report her as officially missing, but the actress does not fit the criteria for a “missing and endangered person,” per Washington state law. Apparently, the person’s absence must be “unexplainable, involuntary or suspicious,” according to Steve.
“As far as the information we have, she took some things with her, she has a bus pass and even access to some money, and [the case] has been assigned to a detective, but we aren’t putting resources [to look for her],” Steve said.
In the last year, police have responded to Misty’s apartment four times due to suicidal calls. And according to police reports, this isn’t the first time the actress has mysteriously left her residence.
Misty Upham Disappeared: Dad Pleads For Actress’ Safe Return
“She has not been in contact with her family or friends since her disappearance,” Misty’s father, Charles Upham, wrote in an emotional statement to the media. He also said his daughter has an unspecified “medical condition.”
“She had recently changed her medication, so she was sort of having erratic behavior. She told me and her mom that we didn’t have to worry about her anymore. … I thought it sounded suicidal myself, so I called the police. She’s always been a suicidal person,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “She used to make [suicide] threats sometimes, but she never went through with it.”
“I think that she is either in a place where she can’t get help – maybe she fell down and broke her leg and something, or she got in with the wrong crowd. I don’t think she would have taken her own life. I don’t want to think she is dead,” he added.
“We are doing everything within our means to bring our daughter home safe,” her family wrote on Misty’s Facebook page.
Earlier this year, Misty was filming a new movie, Cake, alongside Jennifer Aniston.
If you have any information on Misty’s disappearance, please contact the Auburn police department at (253) 288-2121. We’re hoping for her safe return.
— Chris Rogers